Sarah’s most rewarding work during this time was with Ontario's Cosmetic Pesticide Ban in 2009 that prohibits the use of pesticides on lawns, parks, gardens and schoolyards. Sarah helped to develop fact sheets and resources for Ontarians to better understand the ban. She also interacted directly with pesticide manufacturers to educate them on the policies of the ban and which of their products would be affected. Sarah feels gratified to have been a part of such a significant environmental achievement. Studies completed after the ban have already revealed reductions of certain lawn care products in waterways.
Sarah continues to work for the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and is now a supervisor at the Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Branch. Sarah’s work has a huge impact on environmental policy and program development and continues to support her passion for environmental protection.